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Texas Tough: 3 Years Later

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In Category : Criminal Justice Reform, Place Based Reform

Texas’ prison population is once again on the rise, and state legislators and policymakers are at a crossroads: either policy changes will be enacted to reduce the state’s incarcerated population, or the state will once again expand the number of prison beds. As Texas contemplates how to reconcile public safety, fiscal health and community justice through its corrections system, the Justice Policy Institute updates some of the startling statistics that define the Lone Star State’s prisoner dilemma.

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